Astrophysical Flows

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Astrophysical Flows

By James E. Pringle; Andrew King

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Almost all conventional matter in the Universe is fluid, and fluid dynamics plays a crucial role in astrophysics. This graduate textbook, first published in 2007, provides a basic understanding of the fluid dynamical processes relevant to astrophysics. The mathematics used to describe these processes is simplified to bring out the underlying physics. The authors cover many topics, including wave propagation, shocks, spherical flows, stellar oscillations, the instabilities caused by effects such as magnetic fields, thermal driving, gravity, shear flows, and the basic concepts of compressible fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics. The authors are Directors of the UK Astrophysical Fluids Facility (UKAFF) at the University of Leicester, and editors of the Cambridge Astrophysics Series. This book has been developed from a course in astrophysical fluid dynamics taught at the University of Cambridge. It is suitable for graduate students in astrophysics, physics and applied mathematics, and requires only a basic familiarity with fluid dynamics.

Subject: Physical & Earth Sciences -> Physics -> Astrophysics

Astrophysical Flows
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 4/26/07
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511282931
ISBN 13: 9780511282935
Print ISBN: 9780521869362

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